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received overwhelming number of stories from my constituents with concerns about the health care law. >> 23,000 are losing access to the state sponsored program which covered those with preexisting conditions, seniors and small children and small businesses. one small business owner, greg from my district shared this story with me. i want to share this with diane. i operate a small painting business and very happy with the cover tennessee program for small businesses and their employees. it had a small co-pay and covered up to $25,000 each year. it covered 12 doctors visits and annual physical at reasonable costs and this is being canceled effective january 2014 because it does not meet the requirements of obama care. this directly contradicts the comments made by president obama that we could keep our existing program. they had affordable health care that they liked but they didn't get to keep that. and i ask, is this right or is this just for this group of people. these 28,000 citizens of tennessee are now forced to find new coverage plans on the health care website there are people out t
. it attacks cost drivers like medical liability law that are making health care unaffordable. it restores pricing flexibility to plans so a healthy young person can again purchase catastrophic insurance for next to nothing. it takes the best of the american health care system, preserves it, and corrects its flaws. i realize the senate's likely to bury this reform as it has so many, but it's important that the house pass it so that the american people can see that there is still hope to save what was once the finest health care system in the world and can be again as soon as this favored dream of obamacare finally breaks. we have just been through a government shutdown because democrats refused even to consider delaying the obamacare train wreck. they got their way, and that train wreck is now upon us. i believe in the coming months the american people will recognize the urgent warnings that the republicans tried so desperately to convey. and they'll be looking for a way out. we need to blaze that trail now. for that reason i rise to ask the house leadership to bring the republican health
for valid foreign intelligence purposes and we work within the law >> the response - america's spy chief explains why they gather intelligence on u.s. allies. >> i want to apologise to you that the website has not worked as well as it should >> admitting problems - the website that is supposed to let americans sign up for health care has republicans and democrats calming for delay. >> it's beautiful. >> helping survivors of sandy reclaim some of their precious belongings >> the ambitious project completed in turkey to expect two continents under water. -- to connect two continents under water. >> no apologies, no excuses from the top spy chiefs. the head of the national intelligence told house intelligence committee that phone taps on foreign citizens are not true. the nsa would rather take the beating in the media than give up a program protecting americans from terrorists. >> top chiefs say the agency did nothing illegal, and part of the problem is leaked documents. they reveal rare details of america's surveillance techniques. >> vigorously defending the job agencies do to keep americ
't they? >> it is the law they must get another plan. continuous coverage is part of the law. >> so -- >> that wasn't the case in the past. >> and she also acknowledged that the two weeks spent testing the site was not enough time. there was concern problems would arise, no one estimated how extensive the problems would in fact be. >> clearly looking back, it would have been ideal to do it differently. we had a product that frankly people have been waiting decades to have access to affordable health care. clearly the testing should have been longer, should have been more sufficient. >> nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins us live. we watch hours upon hours of questioning but it seems as if the ball essentially moved to december, when this will essentially be a reboot to see where things stand. basically i'm saying nothing was accomplished and we knew her answers and heard them from the administration before and this is a wait and see period. >> she reassured members of congress again and again that she is confident about the november 30th deadline that is sort t
testifying this afternoon. law makers want to know how long it is going on and who knew about it. the white house said president obama did not know that the nsa was monitoring the phone calls. >> lou dobbes makes a good point. you wonder how much of that sebelius will talk about tomorrow? >> you wonder if they know? >> or her answer every time they badger her with a question. >>> law makers looking to the answer to so many questions of what the government knew and web site. what do the web site delays mean for the implementation of the law. >>> one year ago today a monster storm settled over the northeast affecting millions of people and the recovery and progress made since super storm sandy. >>> and bringing terrorist to justice on benghazi. we'll talk on a law makers looking for that exact answer, next. >> every time i see this on tv, i see bloody finger prints crawling down the wall and i keep asking everybody. do they belong to my son? and no one has told me anything. [ indistinct conversations ] [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it, but your mouth is under atta
isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. they are seeing their policies being cancelled. many again are lose can their plans. >> after their failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government, split the party in two. iranians are unified in sfaking problems on the website. >> i don't think anybody would deny this fact, these past 29 days have been nothing shorts of a disaster. >> when pressed, marilyn taffner refused to say how many people had actually been able to get insurance through the website. >> are you getting those numbers? >> am i getting those numbers? not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled? so you have no idea? >> well have those numbers available in november. >> if you don't have insurance by march 31st you face a fine. if the problems persist, more democrats are joining the republican call to delay that deadline. tavener vowed to fix what's wrong. ? >> i want to insure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliv
the massachusetts health care law. the same law that become the framework for the affordable care act. i don't remember conservatives complaining about the law then. back then everyone was all smiles, even this guy. a top official at the conservative think tank, the heritage foundation. look how happy he is. but now suddenly the heritage foundation is the group leading the charge against the president's health care law. it's even supported senator ted cruz's anti-obama care tour this summer. and today senator cruz continued that crusade at the headquarters for the heritage foundation. >> it is a particular privilege being here at heritage, heritage plays such an important role in helping articulate and defend conservative principles across this country. and in no fight has that been more apparent than in the fight over obama care. >> but republicans were on the other side of that fight just a few years ago. they've completely flip-flopped. now the whole right wing is against it. why? because president obama is for it. but he's come too far to back down now. >> and if if was hard doing it jus
at the same time, it must the united states department of justice and constrained by the rule of law balances ecks and built into our brilliant design by our nation's founders. a tension relate flekted in those two aspects of fidelity. two values that i see in that word. and that was detect in the ten-year term i've just begun. ten years to ensure independence and it's a fixed years to ensure the power is not concentrated in one person and unconstrained. the need for reflection and restraint of power is what led order all new agent classes visit the olocaust museum here in washington so they could see and way and hear in a palpable the consequences of abusive massive almost unimaginable scale. ob mueller continue that practice and i will again when we have agents graduating from quantico. the balance reflected in my term is also a product of lessons history ofd from the this great institution. our first half century or so is time of great progress and achievement in this country and bureau. but it saw abuse and overreach. most famously with respect to martin luther king and others. as i think
in this law. >> rolling disaster. >> i have a constituent. he received this cancellation letter. the president knew that these letters were coming. >> we are talking strictly about the 14 million people in the individual market. >> jay carney at the briefing effectively said -- >> there are going to be changes brought about by the affordable care act to create minimum standards. >> they can't be dropped for a richer package of benefits. >> maternity care, mental health services. >> this is government-run health care. >> i'll never stop fighting to help more hard-working americans know the economic security of health care. ♪ >> don't you worry. we will get to health care momentarily. but it is a very busy day in the capitol with a double dose of major congressional hearings, and challenges on twin fronts for the president. issue number one. oversight of the nsa. you are looking live right now at the house intelligence committee holding a hearing on that very issue. witnesses include the director of national intelligence, james clapper, who sounded a wri note on the outrage over
for the president of the united states. he's coming to friendly territory to try to sell a health care law that is sputtering and getting a lot of people protesting on the day his health and human services secretary was getting a real grilling. she took responsibility for that. the president will take responsibility for a law that he says is going to do a lot more good than bad in a place where a former governor by the name of mitt romney came up with health care for his constituents. the president is going to make a point of mentioning that, too, had a bumpy beginning. mitt romney by the way, has taken to facebook to say not at all the case. big apples, big oranges and this is a lemon, mr. president. now to the president selling what many people say is indeed a lemon, his law. >> it's good to be back in boston. it's good to be back in boston because one of america's best governors introduced me, deval patrick. give him a big round of applause. good to see congressman bill keating here. give bill a big round of applause. i want to praise somebody who was not here. i just left him. but he w
care law, but said ultimately, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health care dot guv. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was on track. >> after a lot of finger pointing in recent weeks, marsha blackburn from tennessee preced on who is to blame and asked if it was any of the top medicare officials. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well -- excuse me, congresswoman. michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> in four than four weeks after the launch, the website was taken off line again last night and remained out of commision all morning. >> the program has crashed and burned at least three times and the user is still having problems.
be grandfathered in. >> she's lying because the grandfather clause for those plans, right in the law, had an old list of exceptions that made the grandfather clause meaningless. compare it with the grandfather clause for unions in the very next paragraph where there, that is guaranteed period, as the president said, without the long string of fine print to make it meaningless. stuart: got it. mr. waxman is on, getting political, go. >> he said tens of millions would lose their insurance, but in fact everybody in this country is going to have action cess to health insurance because they won't be discriminated against. they said that it would explode the deficit and yet the reputable organizations like the budget office says it's going to save 100 billion dollars over ten years. so we've had a litany of objections from the republicans about the affordable care act which has driven this to such a frenzy, they even closed the government. so, now, we have you before the committee and you're being asked, i suppose later you'll be asked about the website, but let me pursue this question about individua
americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions. they saw their premiums go up 20% a year. now, in fact, the issuer has decided to change the plan didn't have to. plans were grandfathered in in 2010. if they didn't make significant changes in cost sharings
candidate mitt romney, as you might remember, signed the law seen as a model for the affordable care act. let's take you now to the president. >> it's good to be back in boston. it's good to be back in boston because one of america's best governors introduced me, de valuval patrick. [applause] it's good to see congressman bill keating here, give bill a big round of applause. [applause] i want to praise somebody who was not here. i just left him. he wears his heart on his sleeve. he loves this city so much, and it shows in what he's been doing for years now, one of america's best mayors, tom benita. and it's good to see all of you. you know, i was just at the airport, devall was kind enough to meet me with mayor benino, and he went back to work so he could wrap up before first pit pitch. i'm well aware that a president's visit is not the biggest thing going on in boston. i understand that. i tried to grow a beard, but michelle, she wasn't haling it. i am also old enough to remember a time when the red sox were not in the world series three times in ten years, but i know the chance to win
of massachusetts, willard mitt romney sat down to sign his first legislation of health care reform law. nothing like it existed in the country back then. but republican mitt romney and the late democratic senator ted kennedy and a bunch of other folks from the state worked very, very hard to craft a law that made universal coverage possible in the great state of massachusetts. governor romney signed that law publicly with a big grin on his face back in 2006. well, today, president obama returned to that very room to talk about his signature health care law, which is based on what massachusetts did that worked so well in that state. the president was introduced by mitt romney's successor in massachusetts, governor duval patrick, and both the president and his friend, governor patrick, talked about what has gone wrong or can go wrong, with health care in your state. they talked about what could go wrong in the initial rollout, what goes wrong and how that stuff can get fixed. >> but our launch seven years ago was not flawless. we asked an i.t. staffer who has been at our connecter since the begin
care law that i think is bad for patients as well as doctors and nurses to take care of them as well as the taxpayers this -- the problems with the bad side are only the tip of the expert. the law itself is fatally flawed in terms of keeping your doctor and all of these cancellations of policies. gerri: i will show some numbers. we have been running a tally on the cancellations. i have something. if you add up all these numbers from all over the country, hundreds of thousands of people getting cancellations. kathleen sebelius was saying that there not cancellations. if they are not, what are they? >> there cancellations, and there are more than some. more and more of these grand father plans will have to make enough changes to comply that there will be canceled, no longer legal for sale which is bad. >> the regulations they wrote after words. the tower of regulations. they've really got very restricted in the regulations when the president said if you like your insurance to keep it. really only if the white house likes your insurance you can keep their insurance. the white house is n
's "washington journal." >> joining us to continue on a discussion about the health care law. joining us for the discussion, senior health correspondent. welcome. >> what is the latest? but unfortunately the sub contractors that runs the data hub had an outage last night. it was still down this morning. i checked before i arrived. yet another woe in the long saga that has dogged the website. there was a congressional hearing last night. they recommended more testing earlier. talked about how federal officials decided to turn off of browsing function that required a double make accounts. that created a backlog. a lot of attention and focus on the website. www.c-span.orghost: you get the homepage and then i was able to set up an account. i will give that a try. got a message the website was down. >> the smiling girl on the website, a story about that now missing as well. >> she is gone and have replaced it with more information about what to do if you cannot get on the website. you can call the 1-800 number. even if you are on the story there are stories about how people are having a probl
, found buried in the 2010 language of the law, an estimate that because of normal turnover, normal turnover in the individual insurance market, 40 to 67% of customers will not be able to keep their policy. developments comes as the head of the government agency in charge of the health care.org. the website has been grilled for hours. there have been heated moments including democrat congressman bill pascrell of new jersey, accusing of his republican counterparts of refusing to help people sign up for the law the way democrats helped in the part of medicare part d eight years ago. >> we went back to districts and told seniors, although we voted no, we personally believe and will work with the bush administration to make it work. that's what we did. and how many of you stood up to do that? none. zero. zero. let's talk. let's not water the wine here. let's say it like it is. >> let me bring in "washington post" national political reporter malia henderson and wendell potter. we'll have congressman pascrell in a second. but let's start with the admission from steny hoyer that some polic
, chairman upton, that this is the law? you know, they have this whole thing, this is the existing law, this is the current law that passes the supreme court, blah, blah, blah. this is the law, and worry not going to change the law? >> well, how did they change the law for the employer mandate for a year? it happens, that's the way it goes. they are given lots of waivers. let's see regulations, delayed or imposed that say, hey, if you like the health insurance and you were insured earlier this year, can you keep it, worry not going to impose that penalty on you later on. >> i am staggered to lead, there are tweets about this, fred, and other things that valerie jared, the top adviser and jake carney are now blaming insurance companies for can selling plans within they are forced to by the obama care mandates. >> are you exactly right. it not their fault and, you know, we knew early on, private and mutual, cancelled a million policy, i think they announced that a year, a year-and-a-half ago something like that for people across the country. so they knew what they were getting into. the
as the president stood in boston's historic faneuel hall where mitt romney signed into law the health care plan that became the prototype for obama care. >> there's no denying it. right now the web site is too slow. team people have gotten stuck. and i am not happy about it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> mr. obama argued romney care wasn't perfect at first, either. >> enrollment was extremely slow. within a month, only about 100 people had signed up. >> but there are also big ditcheses. former romney aides like ex-spokesman ryan williams are disgusted with the comparisons. >> what do you make of that? >> pathetic. >> romney had the late senator ted kennedy by his side, a bipartisan achievement the president wasn't able to match. >> president obama has not done a good job managing the process. he has not hired competent people to run this program. i think we're seeing the disastrous results of that right now. >> romney also rejected the comparison in a statement, saying "had president obama actually learned the lessons of massachusetts health care the inst
>>> one month in now and the president's health care law is still down and out. welcome, everyone. i'm neil cavuto. early enrollment numbers are looking more than just dismal. they're getting frantic about it. word just today that some top hospitals are opting out. even if they fix this website, you cannot fix all of these other problems that go way beyond the website. doctor, this sounds to me the most alarming development of all. explain. >> absolutely, neil. thanks so much for having me. so, you know, the president's called in some google executives but the glitches are really a side show and the problems with obama care, the problems with the exchanges, they really can't be fixed by google and this raises several points. weren't they supposed to have the tech experts making the website to begin with and if they couldn't do it in 3 1/2 years, how are they supposed to do it in one month as the president has promised? >> what does that mean? you seem to be saying the tech site -- delays notwithstanding, the hospitals that don't want to be part of it or even the cleveland clinic w
also alleged she's barred by law from enrolling in obama care. mo are on that in a moment. cnn is it reporting the administration is pressuring insurance executives to keep quiet, which would be an illegal abuse of power, if it turns out to be true. which part of this does not resemble some of what happened in 1973-'74, including a president whose operative explanation keeps changing. van -- >> nobody is losing their right to health care coverage. for the vast jon of people who have health care coverage that works, you can keep it. for the fewer than 5% of american that is buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal. >> before -- let me just point out, this is the man who spent three years and thousands of references to no one will lose their health insurance. today for the first time, he began to modify that blanket commitment, but i suspect you don't totally agree. >> there's so much wrong on what you said, it will take the entire show to try to correct the record. i will say this. to even mention nixon in the middle of all this is to put the hype in hyperbol
. if you had a plan before the law passed in 2010 the president said you could keep it, and you can, unless your insurer makes major changes. that turnover has been going on for decades. listen to one of florida's top executives talking about it. >> we're not cutting people. we're transitioning people. what we've been doing is informing folks that their plan doesn't meet the test of the essential health benefits. therefore, they have a choice of many options that we make available through the exchange. and in fact, with subsidy, many people will be getting better plans at a lesser cost. >> he's right. this is like your car being recalled by the manufacturer because the brakes don't work. you're getting a better product. the white house may have oversold how little change there would be in the individual market, but there's no conspiracy sear. the individual market has been broken for a very long time. but today that changes. if you have a pre-existing condition like high blood pressure or asthma, you can no longer be denied or forced to pay more. half of americans in the individual market w
. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, it's the law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who see premiums rise and policies cancelled. many are losing their plans. >> after a failed strategy to kill the law by shutting the government split the party in two, republicans are unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, will help millions obtain shirns under obamacare. >> i don't think anybody would deny the fact on either side of the political either. these facts are nothing short of a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner was unable to say how many people got insurance through the website. >> are you getting the numbers? >> am i getting the unless? not yet. >> you have no numbers of. >> we'll have them available mid-november. >> if you don't have insurance by 31 march, you face a fine. as the problems persist democrats are joining the call to delay the deadline. marilyn tavenner vowed to fix what is wrong. >> i want to assure you healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience you deserve.
. here is representative engel from new york. >> it is the law, and i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this to fail, and now there is this big show that they are upset from keeping people from signing up fast up. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get coverage. >> and secretary sebelius is saying that the repair work, the fixes that are being done now will be finished by the end of november. dell? >> randall pinkston thank you very much. randall reporting from capitol hill. as the new healthcare law rolls out slurers are mailing out millions of letters to customers who buy their own coverage. the message they are receiving is their old policy is no longer viable under the affordable care act. >> reporter: greg flynn and his wife anita got an unpleasant surprise from their insurance company this september. their health premiums are currently doubling. they currently pay $629. but in a letter the insurance company said they are ending its policy and offering a new one that meets the new criteria. the pr
, the way the law is written -- >> it's a yes or no. let's say you're wrong on that. yes or no, if you're wrong, will you? >> i don't want misinformation to american public. i don't want to give misinformation -- >> i want you to research -- if you're wrong -- will you go into the exchanges? >> if i'm wrong -- >> if you can, will you? that's a yes or no. >> reporter: those are the two being pushed out by the rnc rapid response team, circling in on the answer by sebelius where she says whatever, that is something which you're ever before a congressional committee you never want to say because it will go viral quite quickly. it's a very contentious issue on capitol hill right now because a lot of members are going to enroll staffs in the d.c. exchange and they want to have the same standard for the administration and that's why she got hit hard with that. overall from conversations i've had with republicans and democrats, the general consensus is at a sebelius kept her head above water and took fault for what happened and accepted blame. she said it was a debacle. she said it wasn't acce
went to harvard law school. the chicago years were critical. they answered the two big questions in life. what was his self identity as a black man and what was his home if iit was chicago. you have a guy who is intellectually more complicated and more knowing so an and one sees things with a greater degree of complexity. there asthere is an interestingf raw idealism and cold blooded pragmaticism which one saw in the whole syria mess. his first impulse was to act in what he thought was the highest morally defensible way and go in there for the chemical weapons and the more he thought about it and what was going on in the u.n. and what the ramifications were w. h , he decided no. he headed back to the united nation and threw it in their lap. >> bill, do you think any of these things will stick he has three years left. >> they are republican controversy. and they were trying to get the president involved. ronald reagan had the iran contra. and bill clinton had the lewinsky scandal and he survived and so far obama is surviving too. >> it will be interesting to he 15seewhat the next
to individual insurer. >> in d.c. there is state level laws that basically outlaw the sale or purchase outside of insurance exchange. >> hadley, good luck. do you think you will ever get through on this. >> i don't know. i will explore my options and see what i can do next year. >> the magic date might be december 1st. obama administration says this will all be working as of november 30th. try december 1st. >> thanks. >> good luck. next guest force president obama to stick to his promise. what is he doing? you will find out next. ready to run your lines? okay, who helps you focus on your recovery? yo, yo, yo. aflac. wow. [ under his breath ] that was horrible. pays you cash when you're sick or hurt? [ japanese accent ] aflac. love it. [ undehis breath ] hate it. helps you focus on getting back to normal? [ as a southern belle ] aflac. [ as a cowboy ] aflac. [ sassily ] aflac. uh huh. [ under his breath ] i am so fired. you're on in 5, ck. [ male announcer ] when you're sick or hurt, aflac pays you cash. find out more at aflac.com. >> warning going out to trick or treaters in one neighborhood.
from law enforcement to the scene. fox news citing an fbi spokespersons' saying allegedly three people reportedly been shot and killed in this incident but we will continue to follow. cheryl: did these happen before the security process or after the security clearance. and tracked down serious reports at this moment but the headline three debt and it appears including the gunman as well but two additional people were killed in this morning's shooting. ashley: at happened at 9:30 pacific time, 12:30 in the afternoon on the east coast and as you can see the fbi to fox news three dead in shooting at lax airport terminal 3. you are familiar with this airport, you fly in and out of there because you are from southern california. >> the holiday season not quite under way but a busy travel day and a lot of people coming home from business trips throughout southern california. appears looking at law-enforcement they are moving slowly so not a lot of urgency. the situation wraping up so we are continuing to follow this situation. terminal 3 out of lax, shots were fired. all the passengers in th
. if congress passes a law for all americans why wouldn't that apply to congress, too? tonight, senator rand paul's lonely fight to make it a reality. breaking tonight, fox news has confirmed that while the the president was promising you could keep your health care plan the white house has known for almost three years if not more that the promise wouldn't hold for millions of americans. we have evidence. good evening, everyone. i'm megyn kelly. americans heard this president say it over and over. if you like your doctor, you like your plan, you can keep them under obama care. many had doubts. one major concern that those buying insurance on the individual market, people without employer coverage would see their plans cancelled. why? those plans tend to be cheap with less benefits. obama care requires insurers to beep up coverage. that costs money. the fear was that insurers forced to offer more benefits would raise rates or dump policies all together. that's exactly what is happening. contrary to the president's explicit promises. listen. >> actually, any insurance you currently have would
or massachusetts health care reform program into law with senator kennedy standing by watching him. so it's a little bit of a statement as president obama responds to some of the republican criticism that he's also getting.nding for headline. >> here is fred upton, chairman of the committee. >> good morning. energy and commerce committee welcomes the president's point person on health care, secretary sebelius, as part of our continuing oversight of the health care law. and we look forward to a thoughtful conversation on a number of issues including transparency and fairness. over months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was on track. despite the numerous red flags an lack oall systems were a go. but something happened along the way. either those officials did not know how bad the situation was or they did not disclose it. ed a sli, here we are now five weeks into enrollment and the news seems to get worse by the day. healthcare.gov was down last night at 5:00 p.m.. it alsos of down on monda
. they are already under fierce attack from republicans over the health care laws. obama now faces democratic concerns that the troubled start of the insurance program will cut into the political benefits that the party received from the government shutdown and might cost government -- democratic candidates in the next elections. was named asgh most responsible. to fix it entrusted was jeffrey zeitz. this followed a meeting between vice president joe biden and democratic freshmen. it appeared that the white house would have to do more to reassure democrats who emerged from the shutdown confident of their political fortunes. onublicans have roared back a wave of anger over the health care law. people are anxious. richard derman said -- richard durbin said he did not think there was confidence. this is more of a show me moment. we were all confident that the system would be up and running. we are not confident until it is real. the anxious include senators and house members facing hotly contested races. inre are also lawmakers states with republican governors who have done nothing to promote th
insurers to continue offering deficient plans next year is such a bad policy. the law says that all plans, except those that were grandfathered in 2010, must be the new consumer protection standards. if we don't enforce this policy, insurance companies can continue offering flimsy coverage that disappears when people actually need it. no one should want that. it is understandable that there will be a focus today on what is not working. we must also remember what is working. the health insurance plans that are being offered in the exchanges are good plans. their premiums are much lower than expected. 60% of the uninsured individuals shopping in the new marketplaces to be able to get coverage for less than $100 per month. half of the young adults will be able to get coverage for less than $50 per month. since congress adopted the affordable care act, health care costs across the whole economy have fallen to their lowest level in decades. the success of the affordable care act is due to the efforts of many people. one individual more than any other is responsible for all of the good that has
to be in panic mode. they are firing out about the president's explicitly clear health care law which did not turn out to be true. promise, if you like your plan, if you like your doctor you can keep them. we heard it over and over and over again. fact, over ten, perhaps as many as 15, perhaps more million people will lose their plans. and perhaps their doctors. and this administration knew it at the very time the president promised us otherwise. tonight, we investigate how the president's signature legislative achievement has come to shock and distress millions of americans tonight instead of helping them. we'll show you exactly why millions of americans are being kicked off of their insurance plans at this moment. and what happens if they cannot get insurance before their current plans expire. are these people going to be left uncovered? wouldn't that be ironic? we'll investigate why the administration is now putting all the blame on the insurance companies, should it have foreseen that they would act in this manner? did they lay the groundwork that would essentially force them to act i
the health care law included a hardship exemption from the individual mandate yet the administration has failed to finalize the application form for the hardship exemption three and one half years after we passed this law. as of today, can an individual apply for a hardship exemption from the individual mandate on healthcare.gov, yes or no? >> i don't know. >> i do. it's no. on october 15th "politico" reported that if the online system for getting into obamacare coverage is rickety, the system for getting out of the mandate doesn't even exist yet. hhs says it will take another month at least for the administration to finalize the forms for the hardship exemption from the individual mandate. why has it taken three and one half years to finalize a simple application form for an exemption from the individual mandate? >> well, sir as you know the individual mandate is not in place until next year. we have, made it very clear that if somebody is medicaid eligible in a state that doesn't choose -- >> my last question and my last second, estimated 16 million people in the individual market have
. and essentially accusing republicans of being hypocrites. here is congressman engel. >> it is the law and frankly, i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this law to fail for the last three years. and now there is this big show of being upset with the website of keeping people from signing up fast enough. so you are really on the long side of history here. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get quality affordable healthcare coverage through the affordable care act. >> and secretary sebelius is again promising that everything will be squared away and ironed out by the end of november. we'll see, dell. >> randall pinkston on capitol hill. thank you very much. >>> as the new health care act is rolling out, millions of insurance companies are rolling out letters to their clients. david talked to one such couple in north carolina. >> reporter: greg and his wife not an unpleasant surprise from their insurance company. they currently play $629 to cover themselves and their daughter. but in a letter blue cross and blue shield
between the lines there. and did the republicans or and did they make an agreement and get the law changed just yet? >> i don't think so. i think that really what will get the law changed ultimately it is failing all over the place. additional stories out today about lack of quality coverage and lack availability. and poor quality in coverage. people living in major cities that are not going to be able to get coverage in the local hospitals because of the way the exchanges are working or not working. the fact that so many people are paying attention to this and if it is not you, someone you know will lead members of congress and democrats will look for additional solutions and be open to things they were not open to six weeks ago. >> and a leading democrat in the house said the law needed to be more precise. and we are watching the democrats and seeing how they move. they will exact the change if there is any to comprehend. see you soon from washington ally. >>> right now house republicans are getting a briefing on the obama care roll out. they are meeting with mike hash, and we are monito
, the law is working well. >> with a free market-based system that gets all of our citizens in the system. not with a government takeover. >> it doesn't mean a government takeover. connect the progressive vision of health care for all with some ideas about markets and competition that had long been championed by conservatives. ♪ ♪ i'm stepping up >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. big baseball game tonight in boston. but something really changed happened just within the last hour. the clean-up hitter sdepd to the plate and knocked it out of the park. president obama proved that he can hit the curveball. because that's all the mainstream media has been throwing at the american people as of late. one curveball after another. so the president, at the top of his game, like the world series, steps out and lays it right on the line and sets the record straight. we start with breaking news tonight. president obama just wrapped up a big speech in boston, massachusetts, speaking in the big city. the beantown. you know, it's the same place governor mitt romney sign
-- >> you're in charge of this law, correct, why aren't you in the exchange? >> because i'm part of the federal employee health benefit plan. >> why won't you go into the exchange? you're a part of this law, literally in charge of this law. should you be any different than the americans out there losing their health insurance? >> i'm part of the 95% with affordable eligible health care coverage. >> most americans aren't available to them. why will you not agree -- >> i'm not eligible for the exchange because i have coverage in -- >> you can decide to drop your coverage of your employer. you have the choice to decide not to choose -- >> that the not true, sir. >> members of congress are now part of the exchange thanks to an amendment that was added by congress but i'm not eligible. >> with all due respect. >> if i have affordable coverage in my workplace, i'm not eligible to go into the marketplace, that's part of the law. >> madam secretary, i would encourage you to be just like the american people and enter the exchange and agree to find a way -- >> it's illegal. i would like to
with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> according to prepared testimony released by the white house, secretary see bellous will admit to some of the problems saying: >> she is expected to blame the website contractors saying they have not met expectations. last week in another congressional hearing, the lead contractors said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing of the system, something they say should have taken months. the white house is still promising a quick fix. >> by the end of november, the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up. >> they can use the call center, paper applications, then we have in-person assistance available in each state. >> president obama is scheduled to be in boston today. he's hoping to
the president made when he sold his health care law. promises such as if you like your health care plan you can keep it and that premiums would drop by $2,500. those promises, mr. speaker, are now on the ash heap of history. here's what i'm hearing from my district. a woman from allegeny county recently showed me the letter she got from her insurance letter. the letter begins -- this is to inform you that we'll discontinue your health care plan on december 31, 2013. mr. rothfus: a father tells me that his family's coverage will be terminated next year. another woman in the north hills tells me she gets insurance through her employer, a small business, but her share of the premiums are frippling. when a product comes with a promise that is broken, you take it back and look for a new product. the empowering patients first health and the american health care reform act are examples of new health care reform products we can look at. they are solutions that empower consumers and not washington elites and they are a good place to start. i thank the speaker and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: f
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